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what you got to do. >>> but first, the budget crisis looming once again. president obama is suggesting a short-term fix this time. >> it's a way to put off huge cuts to the military, as well as to domestic programs, all those cuts are set to go into effect in a few weeks. abc's karen travers has the latest from washington. good morning to you, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. deja vu all over again. another deadline and president obama is telling congress if you can't get something big done, just get something done. kick the can. it's now washington's favorite game. with yet another major deadline looming for the massive automatic spending cuts, president obama said if congress can't get a big deal together by march 1 -- >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: but congress has already done that once. in order to avoid the fiscal cliff at new year's, lawmakers agreed to push off the automatic spending cuts for two mont
have a problem. >> reporter: staneck is president obama's ear, using white house meetings to push for more resources to identify and treat the mentally ill and keep dangerous people away from guns. the problem can be seen at jails across the country like this one, where an estimated 25% to 30% of inmates suffer from a mental illness. experts say not all those people belong here. those that do sometimes struggle to get the care they need. 8 of the 9 killers in mass shootings last year had histories of mental illness. few received care and none were blocked from legally purchasing a well because of gaps in the federal background system. >> when we run the background check for you to purchase or acquire a hand gun, if we say it's okay, nothing comes back, you should be good to go. the fact of the matter it's not. it's really become america's dirty little secret about these background checks. >> reporter: just 12 states actively submit mental health data to the federal data base. those that do only include court ordered records. on a visit to minnesota this week president obama said s
obama at tonight's state of the union. >> that's certainly a nice gesture. you have to wonder how heavily the president will hit on that tonight. they said unlike the inaugural speech, this will be an address much more focused on the economy than some of the other issues. >> and just going back to that for one second. the two people charged, 18 and 20 years old. very young men. >> babies killing babies. >>> in other news, heavy rain is slowing down the cleanup effort after that powerful tornado tore through the state of mississippi. the twister barreled through three counties for 75 miles, damaging or destroying near lly 600 homes. he was an e-4 and more than 80 people were hurt but amazingly no one was killed. >> so your dad's ashes -- >> they were in the front living room. >> did he die recently? >> yes, sir, about two months ago. >> maybe he was watching over you guys. >> he had to be. i know somebody was. >> officials say it could have been a lot worse, but see remembers gave residents a 30-minute warning. many businesses were closed because it was sunday and the university of
on the possible list. >>> in other news this morning, president obama is expected to highlight the battle against gun violence, immigration reform and increasing taxes in tonight's state of the union address. he'll speak before a sharply divided congress who has invited guests that include both ends of the spectrum. among them, ted nugent and a teacher who survived the sandy hook shooting rampage. >>> the parents of chicago murder victim hadiya pendleton are going to sit with the first lady tonight during the president's speech. two suspected gang members have now been charged in the 15-year-old honor student's death. police say it was apparently a case of mistaken identity. one of the suspects told them that a rival gang member was the intended target. >>> now to another case of deadly gun violence. bullets flying at a court house in delaware. witnesses say a man shot and killed two women as they approached the metal detectors of the county courthouse in wilmington. he also wounded two cops before he himself was fatally shot. one victim was the shooter's estranged wife. he had been involved in a
the obama administration's use of drones. and it's expected to be debated tomorrow. concerns are intensifying after the release of a justice department document that claims drones can be used against al qaeda targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more time. >>> as if getting ready to give birth isn't anxiety producing enough, and i know, listen t
obama is releasing confidential information about why such strikes are legal and necessary. >> as the cia director nominee faces tough questions today on capitol hill. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a secret war, and in a sign of how pervasive and how hidden it is, the revelation that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to launch drones throughout the region. a tactic against terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans they have no right. they have no right. this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership. but the by-product of this is anger, anger among the innocent people who are getting killed. so you're just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement office in the white house, john brenna
, but he says god saved this village. >>> democrats and republicans are warning president obama not to go at it alone when it comes to immigration reform. that warning on immigration was leaked over the weekend. a spokesman says the proposal is meant only as a backup in case lawmakers cannot reach an agreement. it's very important at this point to say that the white house is also denying that they leaked this on purpose. >> they're saying look, this is our plan b in case you don't get your act together. everybody is working on this thing. you have the gang of eight in the senate bipartisan group. you have not group in the house of representatives doing its thing. also the u.s. chamber of commerce is helping to craft a plan. so everything is crafting a plan. so hopefully maybe all those things can come together into one cohesive, effective plan. but we don't know yet. >> it's not a bad idea to have a plan b. administration after administration has tried to do this and come up with a plan that will work and they have failed almost across the board. so who knows what we're going to get? >> a
. republicans and democrats are predicting president obama would fail if he pushes forward with his own effort to overhaul the system. under that white house plan, green card in eight years. top republican lawmakers don't like that. >> by giving advantage to those who cut in front of the line for immigrants who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us that he's looking for a partisan advantage. >> i hope that republicans and democrats up there don't get involved in some kind of typical washington back and forth sideshow here. and rather just roll up their sleeves and get to work. >> the white house says the president would push his own plan only if lawmakers cannot get the job done. the white house has been working for quite a while on an immigration plan. so what happened over the weekend is that was leaked out to the press. "usa today" did a big story saying this is what the president is working on. the president said if congress doesn't do its thing, i will send my own bill. >> this is a plan b, this is not what the president is going to propose on its o
years we had no longer had contact with us. >> reporter: the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we have identified gaping holes in the background checks and really has become what is america's dirty little secret about the background checks. >> reporter: last year nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. the background check is only as the good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this, 12 states submit actively mental health records to the database. the president proposed fixing this by giving states money for record keeping and urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but that is going to require money and also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> what an eye-open
. >>> president obama is among those praising the agents who successfully rescued the little buy who had spent seven days in captivity. >> ethan has been taken to a hospital where he has been reunited with his mother. abc's correspondent reports on the unfolding drama from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: after a week-long standoff a happy day in alabama where the little boy kidnapped from the school bus is safe. a new picture of 5-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news has learned authorities were able to insert a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitor dykes' movements. when they be kale increasingly concerned he might act out they positioned the swat team near the entrance and used an explosive charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. the s standoff began last tuesd when the suspect boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. 5-year-old ethan believed to have autism was held capt
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